Your High School Creative Writing Teacher

Liz Prather
A newsletter for teachers of writers
Created 08 Sep 2021
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  • How to Help Students Weigh Feedback
    08 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    How do you judge what feedback you can and cannot use in the service of your writing? Harder still, how do you help students develop the agency to do that? In my writing classes, all students give wri...
  • The Invitation of Repetition
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In August 2019, NPR asked its listeners to send them poems that reminded them of home. In two days, listeners sent in 1400 submissions, among them George Ella Lyon’s “Where I Am From.” After hearing h...
  • A Rant Writ Tiny: Revealing Voice
    20 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    As a former student teaching supervisor, I once observed a frustrated young English teacher conferring with a student over a research paper, wherein the voice was dry as dust. The problem, of course, ...
  • The Coffee Shop Experiment
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    At a bus stop, an airport, a cafeteria, or even a dance, writers can find inspiration in their environment. Sitting in a coffee shop, for example, offers great people-watching which may inspire a stor...
  • Welcome to my newsletter
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Welcome to Your High School Creative Writing Teacher newsletter. My name is Liz Prather. I am a writer and a teacher of writers. A decade ago, I proposed my first book to an editor. The book was about...
  • Lesson plans, writing prompts, tirades about the power of writing
    08 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Your High School Creative Writing Teacher by me, Liz Prather. I teach high school writers. I test-run writing prompts and lesson plans on them, then share the best with you. Sign up now so ...
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